The World's First 'Tesla Town' Coming to Australia

Tesla's 7kWh lithium-ion Powerwall batteries come standard in every house in the planned community of YarraBend. The community is billed as the "suburb of the future."
July 20, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Sophie Vorrath reports on "plans for what could be the world’s first 'Tesla town'…"

YarraBend, as the planned community is called, will become "a mini-suburb on the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD whose new-build homes will include rooftop solar and Tesla battery storage as standard design features," according to Vorrath. "The new 16.46 hectare suburb, which will be called YarraBend for its 300 metres of Yarra River frontage, will include around 2,500 new dwellings – a mix of free standing houses, townhouses and apartments with three to five bedrooms, ranging in price from $1.48 million to $2.1 million," adds Vorrath.

The plan is moving very quickly toward delivery, future residents could begin signing contracts later this summer, "with residents expected to begin moving in by late 2017."

An article by Julie M. Rodriguez includes a slideshow of renderings, interiors, and a plan view for the project.

The Tesla Powerwall, 7kWh lithium-ion battery, could revolutionize home energy systems. (Image by Tesla Motors (Tesla Energy) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in RenewEconomy
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